The 2020 CARHA Hockey World Cup is one year away

March 31, 2019

Canadian Adult Recreational Hockey Association (CARHA) - The “Olympics of Recreational Hockey” Head to Richmond, British Columbia on March 29th, 2020!

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – March 29th, 2019 – The hockey world will be united in Richmond, British Columbia exactly one year from today, as the CARHA Hockey World Cup will witness over 140 teams from 15 countries come together to compete for glory in 2020.

The tournament is set to take place from March 29th to April 5th next year, meaning that the 365-day countdown is officially underway.

More than 2,500 participants will compete at the Richmond Olympic Oval, the Richmond Ice Centre, and Minoru Arenas over the course of the week, while staying at various hotels in the Richmond area. Spare time will be spent enjoying the city’s finest bars, restaurants, and sightseeing opportunities, resulting in an estimated economic impact of $12-15 million.

The CARHA Hockey World Cup includes a Parade of Athletes as the attendees march into the Opening Ceremonies after travelling from around the world, an Athletes’ Village throughout the tournament at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel (Host Hotel) and lastly, the Closing Ceremonies to conclude the event.

During the course of the weeklong event, the community can look forward to free admission to over 240 games!

“We are so excited that in just one year from now we will be hosting the 2020 CARHA Hockey World Cup here in Richmond, as it is recognized as the premier adult recreational hockey event worldwide,” said Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “Richmond has a strong tradition of hosting outstanding sporting events

at all levels. With a great host team, experienced volunteers, outstanding venues and the many excellent attractions and services in Richmond, we’re confident the 2020 CARHA Hockey World Cup will be the best yet.”

CARHA Hockey is thrilled to bring the event to such a passionate, vibrant, and multi-cultural city, showcasing the very best that Canada has to offer to hockey players from all around the world.

“The response from teams has been tremendous to date and the event has been virtually sold out sincem2018,” said Tournament Manager Lucy Peeling. “We are so excited to now be one year out from bringingmthe CARHA Hockey World Cup to Richmond, and we can’t wait for all of our participants to experience the same welcome that our organization has received from the community.”

For media inquiries regarding the event, please contact Tyler Broderick at TBroderick@CARHAHockey.camor 613-795-6023.

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CARHA Hockey is a national, not-for-profit sports organization that is dedicated to providing programs,mresources and benefits to the adult recreational and old-timers hockey market in Canada.

Contact: Lucy Peeling, Manager

Phone: 1-800-267-1854

Email: LPeeling@CARHAHockey.ca